“If life is a flower then love is its honey”
“The secret of my health is applying honey inside and oil outside” Democritus, the Father of Atomic Theory.
The ancient Greeks considered that honey has anti-aging properties and put it inside the golden sarcophagus of Alexander the Great in order to maintain his body.
Greek athletes ate honey before and during the Olympic Games because they had found out that honey was an energy source.
The melonero (water with honey) or the mead was the tonic drink of the ancient British, Saxon and Germanic tribes.
Honey was the main food for Pythagoras and his followers.
Aristotle was the first who conducted a scientific research on bees. His only instrument was a used beehive.
FEATURES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF HONEY
Honey is a natural biological product and requires no processing.
Honey contains 180 different substances which are organically connected in such a way that no one has been able to make it artificially although we know its compound.
Hippocrates and all ancient doctors recommended it as a medicine in many cases.
In an effort to determine the effect of the honey, as a food and medicine, Duisberg (1967), in various clinical situations, distinguished as follows:
1. Honey combats fatigue and this is achieved by storing the fructose contained in the hepar as glycogen. There it is transformed into glucose, thereby increasing its concentration in blood. Facilitates the assimilation of calcium, activates ossification.
2. It heals and soothes internal disorders, stomach ulcers, insomnia, the sore throat, some heart diseases and generally has a beneficial effect on the heart and the muscle strength.
3. When used externally, it heals burns, wounds and nasopharyngeal diseases due to Inhidine which gives it bacteriostatic properties.
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